Wednesday 4 August 2021

Snatching a Few Hours

 They say that all the English do is talk about the weather. When it comes to farming this is definitely the case. We are definitely dependent on the elements! A few evenings ago after heavy rain there was no chance at getting on with the combining.

Today we managed to fit in a few hours of combining in the afternoon after two dry days.

The stormy sky threatened rain which would have stopped the 

Fortunately all the winter barley was gathered in.

The next job will be to get the straw dry enough to bale and then later in the month to cut the spring barley and the wheat.

Tuesday 3 August 2021

Many: The Monthly Challenge for July.

July’s  photo challenge set by Eileen is the theme of ‘Many’. 
I will start with some finds around the farm. Firstly it has recently been shearing day this month and that means many sheep in one field.

It’s hot arduous work. The shearers travel from farm to farm setting up their equipment, shearing and then moving on. There are many fleeces to fold into the wool bags! 

Many degrees of heat caused this phenomenon. A mini whirlwind causing many pieces of grass floating in the air.

Haymaking meant many rows of drying grass.

Followed by many hay bales.

Many honey bees coming and going from the hive.

Then in the garden. Many stamens.

Many petals.

Plus drops of rain.

Many flower parts.

Lots of insects.

Many flowers.

Finally many red currents.